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Help installing ARB in D60?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by great scott, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    I all but destroyed my old front D60 housing, but I had another so I chose to swap housings, and while I was at it, install a 4 link. Now that all the 4 link brackets and such are welded to the new housing I set about installing my old gears and ARB locker. This is the part I need help with! The ARB is a very tight fit with no shims instaled, let alone trying to put in the master shim or any other shims. Bottom line is I don't know why I can't fit any shims in. Any ideas?
     
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    You do know that the shims on a D60 are behind the carrier bearings unlike a 10 Bolt, right?

    Just asking since if the shims are already there and you are trying to add more to the outside of the bearing races it will not work
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    ARB's change the position of the shims, they are kinda wierd like that (at least the dana 30 and 44 ones are). They move the shims to the outside of the carrier bearings because the air seal housing thing has to be exactly in the right place and can't move based on shims.

    Back to the original post, as long as you have all the right parts, who cares if you don't use as many shims? Each housing is machined differently, that's why the shims exist in the first place. If you can get a good pattern and backlash out of it you should be good to go. Good luck!
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Yeah, I forgot that the ARB's use a different bearing on one side (saw your post on pirate). Glad you figured it out :thumb:
     
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    http://coloradok5.com/arbinstall.shtml
     
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    Never knew that. Never installed an ARB. Thanks for the info though.

    Way to much $$ for my taste.
     
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    The ARB should be a little tight, (but not be a royal pain in the butt to get in) the bearings need preload.

    Are you installing a NEW ARB or was the ARB in your old housing?
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    He found his problem. He installed regular dana 60 bearings on a dana 60 ARB which requires a thinner bearing on one side.
     
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    And yet another reason not to run an ARB:rolleyes:.

    Ira
     
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    ARB's 60 and 14ff.. I love mmmm!!!

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    Yep I totaly forgot about the thin bearing ARB used on the air feed side. I should beable to pick up a thin bearing today. By the way, it seems that Ford used that thin bearing on their D50 TTB. So with any luck I can find it in stock, and finnaly finnish this thing.
     

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